The latest Scottish court decision on a challenge to an adjudication award somewhat predictably saw the court enforcing the adjudicator's award. It is likely that future enforcement actions will be concluded in a much shorter timeframe than this one was.
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The Inner House of the Court of Session has reversed a decision which allowed a retail park owner to rely on a collateral warranty to sue a contractor for the construction of an allegedly defective car park more than nine years after it was completed.
Here we take a look at some of the recommendations of the Scottish Land Commission (SLC) in a report published at the tail end of last year on expanding community ownership and community rights to buy.
Two years on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the implications for the construction and fire safety of high-rise domestic buildings are still under review. New legislation is anticipated this year to introduce measures to strengthen fire safety in Scotland's high rise homes and public buildings, including the introduction of more stringent construction requirements and enhanced safety information records.
The third phase of the restriction of tax relief on mortgage interest takes effect in this new tax year 2019/20, the ultimate aim being to restrict the available relief to the basic rate. These changes impact on all landlords with borrowings but perhaps more significantly for those with rental properties.